Archive for November, 2011

Questions were asked

A short time back there was a Lady that asked a series of questions.

1. How can we know if it is satan we encounter?

Answer: When we are tempted to do anything that is against the teaching of the Bible on how to live we are encountering him.

2. Can we see him?

Not physically, but we can see his work in the lives of those that follow him, and actually live for him. Most don’t know that it is happening in their lives because they are blind to his deceitful ways.

3. Should we pray for his salvation?

This was, of course, the easiest question to answer. Jesus came because of the evil he caused through Adam. Jesus died to please His Fathers requirements for “our” (human) salvation. We were created to be a joy to God, to fellowship with Him. satan caused a rift, with his deceitful ways, between us. So God in Gen. 3:15 He told satan he would one day, in the future, Jesus would crush (destroy) his head. All through the Bible beginning with this verse we are told satan would be destroyed, therefore there is no forgiveness, but of course he is filled with hate and would never concede anyway. By the way, you may notice I don’t capitalize satan, he doesn’t deserve it, so I don’t. Yes I know, the first word in a sentence should be, BUT 😉

OK – Time to Begin

 

Today as is many days, I was driving down the road and noticed a trailer sitting in the yard of a house that had burned and therefore no one lives there anymore. The first thought that entered my mind was how it seemed no one needed nor wanted that trailer and I need to haul things so why not take it for myself.

That is the type of thing I used to would have done and although I would not do it today because Jesus changed me. But it seems that although I have been changed and would not steal the trailer, it still comes across my mind.
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Our Hope

For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again,
and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
(Job 14:7 KJV)

Every day we are tempted to sin and our faith is tested. Some days it is small, mostly harmless like stepping into a shallow mud puddle. But, sometimes we fall into a pit of quicksand and there is no answer to our cries for help. And there we are, wondering if God, Himself, has turned his back on us.

As we question God, our faith fades, and hope quickly follows. Intentional suicide is always the result of no more hope. So, how do you keep your faith when it looks like God has given up on you?

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